Last night the Idols sang songs of MOTOWN! It was a big night because whoever goes home is not making the tour! Gasp! Random thought, if they use the save this week and then next week 2 go home.. how do they decide who is #10?  A lot of articles said that Katie and Andrew “shared” 8th place last season so it’ll be interesting to see if that ends up playing out or not.

I think everyone really excelled with this genre, which was surprising especially with our country stars. But they stayed true to themselves!  I am not sure who will be in the bottom… Haley, Naima and Paul perhaps?  I can’t decide who I think will/want to go home. There is no one that I am like “oh I don’t want to see them on tour!” So it is tough. (But I need Stefano to make it on tour. lol)

This week DialIdol has Casey on the very bottom, but Lauren, Paul, Naima, Thia and Haley are all considered in danger of going home.  But the raw numbers tell a completely different story – with Casey on top! Jacob, Thia, Naima and Stefano have the lowest totals based on the raw numbers.  So, once again, can we trust DialIdols predictions?  We’ll have to see what happens tonight!  (I just checked out their FAQs, which are a bit dated, but they say it doesn’t count text votes so I am assuming it is not counting Facebook votes either.  A lot of the more techsavvy younger fans are probably using these methods over the good ol’ phone vote which will no doubt throw off these results)

Casey – Not sure I am a fan of his new hairdo, but that is besides the point.  I think he started off a little slow but about the middle found his groove and I think he did really well.

Thia – Something upbeat! Hooray! And she sounded god too! Double Hooray!

Jacob – As Jimmy said – all these Motown singers came from the same background as Jacob so of course he did great!

Lauren – Definitely a great song choice. She did fantastic. I am beginning to worry if I’ll be able to pick a bottom 3… (Not that I thought Lauren would be in it at this point)

Stefano – I love Stefano but I just did not love this performance.  He sounded ok but I don’t know, there was just something off about it.

Haley – This was a great choice for her. And it seems like the hair stylist had a lot of fun with the straightener this week.  I am not sure that america will like this but I think it is a better fit for her than the other styles she was trying to “be” in past weeks.

Scotty – Ahh the country boy. This can make or break him… I think it worked out great (though my parents thought he should have done “papa was a rolling stone”) and I think just solidifies him being in the finals (And here I thought he was a one trick pony since he kept singing that one damn song!)

Pia – Now I want her to do more exciting songs. But she did great, of course!

Paul – I think he did a lot better with his guitar – not so awkward – but I am just not sure America “gets” him.

Naima – I… am not sure what to think of this. The singing was alright but the dancing.. I don’t know. I guess it went with the song but.. I dunno. I might have to watch that one back again to see if I like it better haha

James – The only thing I got out of his pre-performance interview was that he is working with Bob Babbitt.. who worked on Hanson’s album Shout It Out.  Then sometimes when he performs I close my eyes and picture Adam Lambert.  But as much as it pains me to say it (every week haha) he is good. I can see him coming in 3rd.

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